Justin Turner was struck by a pitch in the eighth inning, but that wasn’t why he made an early departure from the Dodgers’ series-opening, 3-2 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Turner experienced discomfort in his quadriceps after sliding into second base on a force out, Manager Dave Roberts said.
Roberts said he removed Turner more as a precaution. The temperature at the start of the game was 41 degrees and it was presumably several degrees colder by the late innings.
“In this weather, you’ve got to get him out of there,” Roberts said.
Logan Forsythe moved from second base to third to replace Turner on...